The most reliable chances to see Alaska’s Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) are in Fairbanks, and above the Arctic Circle. The aurora belt in Alaska’s great Interior and Arctic regions is among the most active in the world, and there are few other places on earth so suited for an Aurora Borealis vacation.
While there are no guarantees that the Northern Lights show will happen on any particular night, Northern Lights trips are typically best made in late fall and winter/early spring, though they can be seen throughout the winter months on nights with clear skies. If you visit Alaska in November, December or January, you will experience a very short period of daylight providing a unique experience in the high northern hemisphere. In February and March, there are longer daylight hours for you to enjoy with evenings that still offer maximum aurora viewing opportunties. No Alaska bucket list is complete without experiencing Alaska’s Northern Lights!